Julie Chesnut, RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C


After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1981, Julie began her career in Atlanta with Equifax Inc. in corporate real estate, facilities, and property management.  In 1984, Julie accepted an interior design position with an Atlanta architectural firm and became the Director of Interiors.  In 1990, along with Michael Schneider, Julie founded SWI, becoming Principal-In-Charge of Interior Design.

Throughout her professional career, her design assignments have included various renovation projects of size and scope. Some of her past project commissions include: Genuine Parts Company, Imerys USA, Meggitt Defense Systems, Restore, Amtrust, Waffle House, The Fulton County Service Center, Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Development Center, Dallas Theatre, Dallas/ Paulding County Civic & Cultural Center, and Union City Community Center.

She has worked on various corporate and commercial projects as well as hospitality, theaters, churches, base building, and lobby commissions.


  • NCIDQ certified
  • LEED AP ID+C Accredited
  • Judge for NCIDQ examination
  • Georgia-registered designer
  • University of Georgia Interior Design Advisory Board

julie@swiarch.com | 678-339-0051


Tatyana Korsunskaya

Project Manager


Liz Osthoff

VP of Interiors 


Kathlyn Skeslock

Senior Designer 


Chris Crookless

Senior Architect 


Lisa Jennings

Managing Director of Operations and Finance 


Work with Us

Interested in working for SWI Studio? Click the button below to see all open positions.

Careers at SWI Studio